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Design Museum to roll out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Posted Friday 13 October 2017

Design Museum to roll out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Cultural traditions, identity and an eye-catching array of Swarovski crystals will take centre stage as Kingston University's graduating MA Fashion students showcase their latest collections on the catwalk at the Design Museum in London.

A selection of 10 fashion designers from the University's Kingston School of Art postgraduate degree course will unveil their work at the event, which is taking place at the world's leading contemporary design museum to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the course....


Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise

Posted Thursday 12 October 2017

Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise

Artistic talent and the art school ethos took centre stage at an indoor street party to mark the launch of Kingston School of Art. Live caricaturists, commemorative printmaking and demonstrations of student design innovation were among the attractions for visitors on campus as the faculty reclaimed its 150 years of art school heritage.

The atmosphere was charged with creative energy as the ground floor market stalls from the previous weekend's Manufactory event at the London Design Festival were transplanted from Spitalfields Market to Kingston School of Art with students sharing their latest design innovations in more familiar environs. A pop-up student shop selling screenprints, t-shirts and illustrations was packed with visitors, and filmmaking students showcased their work with a special recreation of the recent event at Genesis Cinema....


Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Posted Friday 6 October 2017

Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Kingston University has been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation by the Equality Challenge Unit – recognising its work to advance gender equality, representation and progression.

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is a Government-funded organisation aimed at promoting diversity and improving the experience of all individuals working and learning in United Kingdom institutions. ECU established its Athena SWAN Charter in 2005 to encourage and recognise activities aimed at advancing the academic careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research....


Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Wednesday 4 October 2017

Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been named among the globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics education in the newly published Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables.

The sector-leading publication ranked the University in the 176-200 banding globally and 31 in the United Kingdom in the business and economics category area of the 2018 global rankings, which recognises the academic prestige, research excellence and teaching environment provided to undergraduates....


Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Posted Tuesday 12 September 2017

Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Kingston University's Patron and former Chancellor Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, former director of the National Theatre and founding artistic director of the borough's Rose Theatre, has died at the age of 86.

One of Britain's most distinguished directors, Sir Peter became Chancellor of the University in July 2000 and played a hugely influential role in developing the institution as a place that led the way in bridging the gap between artists in training and the professional theatre world. He remained University Chancellor until 2013, when he was appointed Patron. ...


Kingston University illustration student scoops Creative Conscience Gold award for work highlighting heavy load of young carers

Posted Tuesday 12 September 2017

Kingston University illustration student scoops Creative Conscience Gold award for work highlighting heavy load of young carers

The weight felt by young carers as they do their best to cope with the pressures of looking after older family members in need of support has been highlighted in work by a Kingston University student.

Lottie Fox-Jones has created a scaled up version of a soft toy filled with sand and stuffing accompanied by a message asking visitors to attempt to lift the round red creation or place its elongated arms around them. The piece challenges the audience to put themselves in a young carer's shoes, and made the Illustration Animation BA(Hons) student the first double winner of the Creative Conscience Gold award....


Newly launched Kingston School of Art will play key role in developing creative leaders who dare to think differently, interim Dean Anne Boddington says

Posted Friday 8 September 2017

Newly launched Kingston School of Art will play key role in developing creative leaders who dare to think differently, interim Dean Anne Boddington says

Kingston University's newly launched art school has opened its doors to students, staff and researchers. Kingston School of Art has returned to its original name to reclaim its 150 years of art school heritage as it looks to influence future discussions as one of the country's leading providers of art and design education.

New interim dean Professor Anne Boddington highlighted the art school ethos at the heart of the renamed Faculty as one of the main drivers in developing graduates able to influence the challenges facing today's society. "It's important to put Kingston School of Art on the map – not only at national and international level, as an institution contributing to the impact of art in the world, but also in terms of the role of an art school in a university," Professor Boddington said....


Kingston University in the running for two accolades in newly released Times Higher Education Awards' shortlist

Posted Friday 8 September 2017

Kingston University in the running for two accolades in newly released Times Higher Education Awards' shortlist

An initiative to welcome new students to university and an academic recognised for creating a positive teaching environment have been named as finalists in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2017.

Senior lecturer in physiology and pharmacology Francesca Arrigoni has been shortlisted for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year, which recognises an individual who has created the most supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment for doctoral studies....

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